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Anilin Apr 25, 2012 04:35 PM
I was looking in the EPER database and fond that it is pretty common the it is more the one industry at the same coordinate. I guess that it could happen in areas with lots of industries but the reason why I writing to you is that it seems a bit strange when they have the same emisson (EmissionValue). Do you have an ide why it looks that way? Can it be because the don't know exactly and is reporting an estimated value that turns out to be the same?

One example is Bernburg, Germany lat= 51.804351 long= 11.752974 that have an emission at 162000 for three different plants (year 2004).

Is there any reason for me to just use one of this to get a more correct picture of the situation?

Kind regards
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EEA Apr 26, 2012 11:51 AM
Dear Anilin,

Thanks for your question.

It is possible you are referring to an out of date data source. The most update data is available on the E-PRTR website (http://prtr.ec.europa.eu/) and specifically for EPER data(http://prtr.ec.europa.eu/FacilityLevelsEPER.aspx).

The latest data files are available on the EEA data service here: http://www.eea.europa.eu/da[…]egister-e-prtr-regulation-4

If you still encounter the error then please do not hesitate to write again!

Best regards
Anilin Apr 26, 2012 04:45 PM
Ok, thanks for the answer. I looked in the E-PRTR now and can see the same pattern. I dont think it necessarily has to be an error because it appears with such a high frequency. But if there is an answer too why it looks like this it would be great.

Here is another exemple of many from the PRTR.

Medium=Water, PollutantName= Total phosphorus, TotalQuantity=7680, Slovakia, ReportingYera=2007, Bratislava, Lat=48.117750 Long=17.189958, Activity= Installations for the recovery or disposal of hazardous waste

Medium=Water, PollutantName=Total phosphorus, TotalQuantity=7680, Slovakia, ReportingYera=2007, Bratislava, Lat=48.117750, Long=17.189958, Activity=Mineral oil and gas refineries

Medium=Water, PollutantName=Total phosphorus, 7TotalQuantity=680, Slovakia, ReportingYera=2007, Bratislava, Lat=48.117750, Long=17.189958, Activity=Thermal power stations and other combustion installations

Kind regards
EEA Apr 27, 2012 10:50 AM
The information you provided in your example all relate to the same facility and hence the same coordinates. The facility has several activities as you have noticed, a main activity 1.(a) (ranking 1) and three sub-activities as you can see in the pdf document at the following link: http://community.eea.europa.eu/home/E-PRTR%20data.pdf/view

I hope that clarifies everything.
Anilin Apr 27, 2012 12:20 PM
Thanks again for the quick answer. Just one more question too make things clear. The total emission from the facility in Bratislava is then 30720 ton phosphorus each yerar (7680*4=30720). Is that correct?

appreciate your great help
EEA Apr 27, 2012 02:01 PM
The E-PRTR requires relevant facilities to report the total emission from all relevant activities listed in the Regulation. Therefore the total emission of Tot P from the facility, from all four activities, is 7680. However, you could not say each activity has emissions of 1920 each (total 7680) since that detailed information is not available in E-PRTR.